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Silent Hunter
2008-05-20, 07:51 AM
For me, it has to be the MiG-31 "Firefox". That is one great aircraft.

Airwolf is second.

EvilDMMk3
2008-05-20, 07:54 AM
Does the UNIT Aircraft carrier Valiant count? I mean it flies...

BRC
2008-05-20, 07:56 AM
The Serenity

Castle Wulfenbach

Storm Bringer
2008-05-20, 08:09 AM
Wedge Antilles X-wing.

thier's only two craft that were present at both death starts destruction, and this was one of them.

failing that, the Millennium Falcon.

why, yes, i do like star wars, why do you ask?

Fri
2008-05-20, 08:45 AM
VF-1 Valkyrie.

Not only it's cool by itself, You got a two-for-one deal as it's also a giant mecha.

Tengu
2008-05-20, 09:24 AM
I can't decide on a specific example right now, but Crimson Skies are chock-full of awesome fictional aircrafts.

Rutee
2008-05-20, 09:34 AM
The steampunk planes in Skygunner were pretty cool. They were biplanes. With huge muskets attached.

warty goblin
2008-05-20, 09:35 AM
Da Ork Fighta-Bomba of course. I mean what other aircraft actually drops manned bombs?

AslanCross
2008-05-20, 09:43 AM
VF-22s Sturmvogel. (http://mahq.net/mecha/macross/macross7/vf-22s.htm)

Even if you remove its ability to transform into a mech, it's got stealth, supercruising, and missile swarms.

Tengu
2008-05-20, 09:55 AM
Da Ork Fighta-Bomba of course. I mean what other aircraft actually drops manned bombs?

http://chromatism.net/current/images/pickensbomb.jpg

Haruki-kun
2008-05-20, 10:04 AM
This one, definitely:

http://themushroomkingdom.net/images/ss/ss_smw_bowser.gif

Thiel
2008-05-20, 01:45 PM
My money goes to the Yukikaze (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hVgimv_XIDU).


Da Ork Fighta-Bomba of course. I mean what other aircraft actually drops manned bombs?
The Goblin Doom Diver might stretch the definiton of an aircraft a bit but I stil think it deserves a mention.
http://uk.games-workshop.com/orcsandgoblins/miniature-gallery/images/Doom-Diver_large.jpg

factotum
2008-05-20, 02:11 PM
The Dai-X from Star Fleet. OK, it was technically three separate craft that joined together to form one huge robot, but who's counting? :smallwink:

Thiel
2008-05-20, 03:01 PM
Another nice one is the VF-25S Super Messiah. (http://mahq.net/mecha/macross/macrossf/vf-25s-super.htm)

Squidmaster
2008-05-20, 11:34 PM
The Serenity



wouldnt that be just Serentity, or Firefly.

BizzaroStormy
2008-05-20, 11:39 PM
CFA-44 Nosferatu from Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.

Muz
2008-05-20, 11:44 PM
Talyn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talyn#Talyn). Living ship, developed mental problems, then died a heroic death.
...Technically a space ship, but someone brought up Serenity, so I figured all bets were off. :smallbiggrin: (Besides, Talyn can do atmo.)

Athaniar
2008-05-21, 03:51 AM
The White Stars from Babylon 5 are among my favorite ships. Not only do they look cool, they also... do cool stuff.

Speaking of Babylon 5, the shadow vessels are also kinda neat. Something possibly cooler are the hybrid earth battleships/shadow vessels created by Clark. It took a lot to take them down.

And that's not even mentioning the planet killers...

Archonic Energy
2008-05-21, 04:00 AM
Does the UNIT Aircraft carrier Valiant count? I mean it flies...

the second i saw this thread THAT was my first thought...

are we including space vechicles in this then?

cnsvnc
2008-05-21, 09:38 AM
I was gonna say SF Dragon, but someone above reminded me of Castle Wulfenbach.

GolemsVoice
2008-05-21, 10:27 AM
Easy question. The ships of the imperium, as featured in Battlefleet Gothic. They're space-going cathedrals, complete with pillars, glass windows with religious imagery, domes and stuff. how much more awesome can any flying craft get? And they chant prayers to their plasma engines. GRIMDARK navy, here we go!

Thiel
2008-05-21, 11:19 AM
Easy question. The ships of the imperium, as featured in Battlefleet Gothic. They're space-going cathedrals, complete with pillars, glass windows with religious imagery, domes and stuff. how much more awesome can any flying craft get? And they chant prayers to their plasma engines. GRIMDARK navy, here we go!

Praying to your engine seems like an odd thing to do. Unless of course it has a tendency to fail dramatically.

Anyway, I've never liked the goth style from WH40K. To me it just looks silly.

Szilard
2008-05-21, 07:49 PM
http://www.gyalay.com/szilard/fleet.gif
It can be in the air right?

Neftren
2008-05-21, 08:00 PM
Here are my favorites:

*The Scout [Starcraft]
The Executor [Super-Class Star Destroyer; Above]
*The Corellian Corvette [Star Wars Again!]
*The Wolfen [Starfox - Wolf's Spaceship]
Miranda Class Vessels [Star Trek; i.e. The Reliant]

EvilDMMk3
2008-05-21, 08:17 PM
the second i saw this thread THAT was my first thought...

Have you ever thought about the scale of that thing? I mean think about it Air Force One landed on it, have you any idea how long the runway would have to be for a Boeing VC-25 to land? Unless they invoked the correct but rarely (if ever) regulation that any aircraft carrying the president has the call sign Airforce One and he arrived by chopper.

Mr._Blinky
2008-05-21, 08:51 PM
Definitely the Vipers from the new Battlestar Galactica.

Quxelopqr
2008-05-21, 09:19 PM
No love for Arwings? They can do barrel rolls! (and somersaults and they can use the brakes, but they aren't as popular)

GrassyGnoll
2008-05-21, 09:34 PM
Zeppelins. Not blimps, zeppelins.

And don't even try to tell me they existed. I've seen the stock footage, so fake looking.

Neftren
2008-05-21, 09:48 PM
No love for Arwings? They can do barrel rolls! (and somersaults and they can use the brakes, but they aren't as popular)

Peppy: "Fox, do a Barrel Roll!"

Peppy: "To perform a barrel roll, press (L) or (R) twice!"

Zeful
2008-05-21, 11:26 PM
The Pirate Starbridge (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/evn/images/thumb/0/0e/Pirate_Starbridge.jpg/300px-Pirate_Starbridge.jpg) from Escape Velocity Nova by Ambrosia software (www.ambrosiasw.com).

kpenguin
2008-05-21, 11:39 PM
The Batplane (also known as the Batwing)

GoC
2008-05-22, 12:22 PM
The Defiant. It's atmospheric capable so it counts.

Tamburlaine
2008-05-22, 02:21 PM
hmm...
1:Biggles' sopwith camel
2:The Righteous Indignation-Bucky O'Hare's ship
3:The flying ships from the edge chronicles

Ironlich
2008-05-24, 02:17 PM
I'm suprised no one have mentioned the Final Fantasy Airships.
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/matthew1980/Fantasy/Airship-FF4/asp001.jpg

EvilDMMk3
2008-05-25, 08:40 AM
Very nicely done.

Silent Hunter
2008-05-25, 08:55 AM
Very nicely done.

I agree. Nice build.

sikyon
2008-05-25, 09:15 AM
Personally I love the helicarriers from Marvel. Also, seconded for vipers from battlestar galactica, but mostly because of their space combat feel (no damping force).

Krade
2008-05-25, 09:25 AM
Favorite fictional aircraft? That's easy! It has got to be the seat of my pants. I fly by that all the time:smallbiggrin:

Finn Solomon
2008-05-25, 09:27 AM
The SHIELD Helicarrier, of course. That Owlship from Watchmen is nice too.

Logic
2008-05-25, 09:41 AM
Just so everyone knows the difference between spacecraft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacecraft) & aircraft... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft)

And my vote for favorite fictional aircraft goes to the ADFX-01 Morgan. (http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/ADFX-01/02_Morgan)

Leon
2008-05-25, 10:05 AM
VF-11 Thunderbolt

kpenguin
2008-05-25, 01:29 PM
The SHIELD Helicarrier, of course. That Owlship from Watchmen is nice too.

How could I forget the Helicarrier?!:smallbiggrin:

The 616 version, of course.

Starlong
2008-05-25, 01:32 PM
Anyone every played X-COM Apocalyspe? Pretty much all the aircraft in that rocks, right down to the Phoenix Hovercars and the nimble hoverbikes, but especially the big stuff you research later on; supped up with nasty firepower... Good times ^^

sikyon
2008-05-25, 02:57 PM
How could I forget the Helicarrier?!:smallbiggrin:

The 616 version, of course.

What's wrong with ultimate helicarriers?

dblixt
2008-05-28, 04:51 PM
I always thought the UFOs in independence day were pretty bad ass

Thiel
2008-05-28, 05:35 PM
I always thought the UFOs in independence day were pretty bad ass

I wouldn't call them badass considering that they where all taken down by a single computer virus. One should think that a civilization capable of interstellar flight should be able to construct some kind of internal security feature into their ships.

Kane
2008-05-28, 08:30 PM
I wouldn't call them badass considering that they where all taken down by a single computer virus. One should think that a civilization capable of interstellar flight should be able to construct some kind of internal security feature into their ships.

They used Microsoft. The reason they really wanted to screw us over was because Bill Gates unloaded Win NT on them.

That said, I'd like to second Castle Wulfenbach, and vote for the SR71 Blackbird. It's real, and it's cool.